Quotes for Procurement Professionals

Procurement Wisdom

Great procurement quotes can be hard to find. Fortunately, we pulled together a few of our favorite quotes about procurement software to supercharge your morning.

 “You need to understand what you are buying, and why, how it will affect your business, and what the potential risks are. That detailed understanding may be beyond the scope of a procurement department.” – Owen Williams

“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” – B. C. Forbes

“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.” – John Foster Dulles

“More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.” – Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

“Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.” – Peter Drucker

“Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” – Anthony Robbins

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” – Steve Jobs

“It is bad procurement policy to unilaterally lock itself into one set of technologies.” -Tom Schatz

“There are plenty of ways to get ahead. The first is so basic I’m almost embarrassed to say it: spend less than you earn.” – Paul Clitheroe

“Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.” – James W. Frick

“I wish I had a dollar for every time I spent a dollar, because then, Yahoo!, I’d have all my money back.” – Jack Handy (SNL)


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